Shrews boss wants time after surprise Barnsley result

Shrewsbury manager John Askey has asked for time to get things right after his side defeated promotion hopefuls Barnsley at the New Meadow last night.

Struggling Salop pulled off the result of the evening, beating Daniel Stendel’s side 3-1. The German was sent to the stands in a ill-tempered affair.

Goals by Greg Docherty and Ollie Norburn gave them a 2-0 lead before captain Luke Waterfall got his first goal for the club in the dying stages to seal the victory.

Askey had come under pressure recently after a tough start, but he hailed his side and hoped he got enough time to prove his credentials in League One.

You do feel the pressure, obviously you do. You know what the game’s like nowadays,” he told the Shropshire Star. “It’s all about the result and everything has to be instant. You’re also trying to work under those pressures. When you first come into a football club it’s difficult. But hopefully I can stay in the job long enough to do it properly and Shrewsbury will see the results from it.”

The result lifted the Shrews to 18th in the table, six points clear of the fourth relegation spot.

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A change to 3-5-2 seemed to pay off, with the extra centre back posing a more resolute back line in front of keeper Joel Coleman. Usual captain Mat Sadler was dropped meaning Waterfall, a summer recruit from Lincoln City, wore the armband.

Trips to struggling Oxford and Wimbledon are coming up and a couple of good results there will see the sun shining on Salop once more.

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